Feng Shui, as we know it, is a study of theories that uses natural elements such as wind and water to bring balance and harmony to individuals and their environment. While some enjoy skimming the surface of things, others prefer a more in-depth approach, especially when planning for the home. Here’s a simple colour guide to illustrate the different colours that represent the five elements.
The 5 basic elements of feng shui and their corresponding colours:
- Wood: Green, Brown
- Fire: Red, Strong Yellow, Orange, Purple, Pink
- Earth: Light Yellow, Sandy/Earthy, Light Brown
- Metal: White, Gray
- Water: Blue, Black
Green is the colour of renewal, fresh energy, and new beginnings. It is a colour that soothes the mind and calms the nerves, while balancing the whole body by bringing healing vibrations from Mother Nature.
A colour best known for bringing luck and auspiciousness, red is a symbol of energy, joy and excitement. A strong colour like this can be toned down a few shades so that it can provide a good balance without overpowering the rest.
Like the bright afternoon sun or the cheerful sunflower, yellow introduces brightness and light into a room. Creating a warm and welcoming feeling, it immediately brightens a corner or a room where there is little sunlight.
The colour of Earth, light brown is a stable and calm colour that is associated with relationships and learning. It is generally used in areas involving love and marriage, spiritual and personal growth, creativity and children.
Symbolic of the metal element, white is a pure yet powerful colour that can withstand its own or blend effortlessly with other colours and surroundings. It brings forth energy, new beginnings and brightness to any room.
Probably the strongest element amongst the five, water is denoted by the colour blue. It can be used in certain areas of the home to create stability and help improve health and family, wealth and abundance.
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